You are going to love Cinnamon Kitchen – The Cookbook!
I’m going to be honest and say that my copy of Cinnamon Kitchen – The Cookbook by Vivek Singh has seen better days. It’s turmeric and sauce splattered pages are now in a similar state to all of my favourite cookbooks.
Since purchasing the cookbook about a month ago, it’s rarely been out of sight. I thumb though it before turning off the lights at night, usually planning the next big feast. Then I use it the next day following Vivek’s instructions and tips to recreate the mouthwatering recipes.
If you are looking to show off your culinary skills to your friends and family, Cinnamon Kitchen – The Cookbook simply must be in your cookbook library. The recipes are easy to follow and much more importantly, they work.
In fact Vivek Singh and Cinnamon Kitchen’s head chef Abdul Yaseen not only cooked each of the recipes for the book but also did the food styling. When I want to impress my wife, I try to copy the pictures when plating up.
This brings me to the photography. Cinnamon Kitchen – The Cookbook is not just an outstanding reference for home chefs who want to cook like Vivek and Abdul, it’s also quite nice to look at. I had to laugh when I heard that my cousin, who hates cooking, purchased a copy after seeing mine. It’s displayed on her coffee table next to a few others simply because she loves the look of the food and the beautiful photography.
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Open the book for yourself and you’ll understand. The photographs make you want to try each and every recipe. Teamed with Vivek’s casual and informative writing style, the cookbook is perfect for home chefs, aspiring chefs, master chefs and those who just want to attract chefs to cook for them like my cousin.
I’ve cooked so many of the recipes from the book and have yet to be disappointed. Then I did know that would be the case when I purchased Cinnamon Kitchen – The Cookbook because each of Vivek’s books have been packed with so many fantastic recipes.
Seafood fans will want to try Vivek’s Tandoori-spiced oysters. Talk about gorgeous! I can assure you that the lobster soup from Kerala and the Baked Sea Bream In Green Spice Paste With Yogurt Rice (Pictured) will be well worth your effort as well.
You carnivores out there will love the Char-Grilled Rump of Lamb With Garlic and Spinach Sauce. The Galouti Kebabs on page 166 are magnificent. Believe me… page 166, get yourself there!
Cinnamon Kitchen – The Cookbook is divided into nine easily navigated chapters. Once you’ve read the introduction and basic base recipes, you’ll be off to explore some of the best Indian food you’ve ever tried. From pleasing starters to scrumptious main courses, from char-grilled tandoori dishes to exquisite snacks, you are in for a real treat. The book also features a delightful desserts section as well as recipes for some pretty spectacular cocktails.
If you are interested in taking your Indian cookery skills to the next level, this is the book for you.
Cinnamon Kitchen – The Cookbook can be purchased right here
Cinnamon Kitchen – The Cookbook
Author: Vivek Singh
Published by: Absolute Press